Security Entrance Officer
(Female, Age 24) from Seattle, WA
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Security Entrance Officer
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career
|0 / 10
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|0 / 10
Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
Non-profit hospital for kids. 3000+ employees
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Monitor visitors coming into the hospital, respond to security calls and de-escalate situations.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
medical, dental, vision, perks such as discounts at retailers
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Yes, daily basis. This is something I like about my job because I like to interact with all kinds of people, and I like to help kids.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 6
The Actual Work: 5
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am
|6am to 7am
|7am to 8am
|Night shift. Do a ground patrol of the Ronald McDonald house every 90 minutes. Basically keep yourself visible and make sure nothing out of the ordinary is happening. Try to make parent’s/families stay more comfortable. Secure the area by locking doors. Report any maintenance issues. Contact the main campus for rides to the hospital.
|8am to 9am
|9am to 10am
|domestic violence class for security. Basically how to spot it and how to report it.
|10am to 11am
|11am to 12pm
|12pm to 1pm
|1pm to 2pm
|2pm to 3pm
|3pm to 4pm
|4pm to 5pm
|5pm to 6pm
|6pm to 7pm
|7pm to 8pm
|8pm to 9pm
|9pm to 10pm
|10pm to 11pm
|11pm to 12am
Table of Contents
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, 1 individual interview
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
questions related to customer service, team work, accountability.
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes and no. some things are only learned when actually working so not all the info can be given during training.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
Yes, 160 on on the job training with people who have been there for at least a year.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, 4 year degree in criminal justice and sociology made me understand the job better.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Get a criminal justice degree at a local college, or get an internship with a place that is criminal justice related.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Social skills because you have to interact with people daily and decision making skills because you have to be on your toes with decision making.
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Be ready for a lot of information to be thrown at you to be successful in your job.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
Yes, will be going to get my masters then become a social worker. Security works closely with social work at my employment
What are your current career goals?
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1
|staff at an inpatient treatment center for chemically dependent adolescents.
|Prior Job 2
|Group reservations Agent
|1 1/2 years
|Input group/transient reservations, answer phones
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.98
|Washington State University
|Criminal Justice and Soc, BA
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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